My current starting pitchers are: Justin Verlander Tim Hudson Wandy Rodriguez Zach Britton Randy Wolf Aaron Harang
I have been "lightly" shopping Zach Britton because I think he is under performing his results right now (ERA: 2.93 | FIPERA: 4.14) plus he has an unimpressive K rate (5.02). But so far the wins are there, and he has put up 100 points for my team this year.
I offered him up for Matt Garza, who I thought I might be able to buy low, but no. Offered him for Daniel Hudson, but no, now I am considering offering him up for Bud Norris, but I am not sure if Norris is an upgrade. So far this season that have both collected the same amount of points, with Norris making up for a lack of wins (2) with twice as many Ks (56-24). Norris has a far better FIPERA (3.00), but he was a FA pick up last week, and not as highly touted of a prospect as Britton.
What do you guys think? Should I just stay with Britton, offer him for Norris, or try for someone else?
I like Norris a lot right now. Especially looking at K's he basically doubles Britton. Wins may be a bit tough for Bud, but it's not like Britton plays for the Yanks or anything. The problem is you are offering a 1-1 deal, something that most owners will not take. You need to make it at least a 2-2 deal where you can say here, you get to upgrade here and I get to upgrade here. 1-1 is hard to talk up.....let's see some rosters on here.
I think most people would put Zack Britton ahead of Bud Norris at first glance anyway, so I thought a 1 for 1 would be okay in this case, but maybe not?
Here are the rosters: (Normal MLB starting positions +UTIL, Max of 6 SP and 3 RP allowed, 5 bench, 2 DL.)
MY TEAM: Alex Avila, Det C Justin Morneau, Min 1B Carlos Pena, ChC 1B Derrek Lee, Bal 1B Ian Kinsler, Tex 2B Neil Walker, Pit 2B Chone Figgins, Sea 2B, 3B Alexei Ramirez, CWS SS Darwin Barney, ChC SS, 2B Carlos Gonzalez, Col LF, CF, RF Michael Bourn, Hou CF Austin Jackson, Det CF Shin-Soo Choo, Cle RF
Justin Verlander, Det SP Wandy Rodriguez, Hou SP Tim Hudson, Atl SP Zach Britton, Bal SP Randy Wolf, Mil SP Aaron Harang, SD SP Kyle Farnsworth, TB RP Fernando Salas, StL RP
DL Pablo Sandoval*, SF 3B DL Vernon Wells*, LAA CF, LF
OTHER TEAM: Yadier Molina, StL C Miguel Montero, Ari C Prince Fielder, Mil 1B Gaby Sanchez, Fla 1B Martin Prado, Atl 2B, 3B, LF Casey McGehee, Mil 3B Erick Aybar, LAA SS Yunel Escobar, Tor SS Brennan Boesch, Det RF, LF Josh Willingham, Oak LF B.J. Upton, TB CF Justin Upton, Ari RF
Chris Carpenter, StL SP Clay Buchholz, Bos SP Jaime Garcia, StL SP Cliff Lee, Phi SP Colby Lewis, Tex SP Bud Norris, Hou SP Francisco Cordero, Cin RP Eduardo Sanchez, StL RP Francisco Rodriguez, NYM RP